Lisa Berkoff

Lisa Berkoff

Creative Project ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
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Lisa Berkoff

Lisa Berkoff

Creative Project ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
As a Creative Project Manager, I have delivered a range of creative projects from initial concept design through to completion. I get a buzz from seeing a project come to life after weeks of project planning and team collaboration. My creative project management process ranges from working with designers discussing ideas and samples, devising a project plan and budget, reviewing technical drawings, overseeing production and monitoring quality of what is being produced to the highest standard. I take pride in the projects I work on and will always go that extra mile for my client. Of course, there are hurdles along the way but that is where my creative problem solving really comes to play. Since graduating with a First-Class Hons in Theatre Design, I have gained agency and in-house production studio experience managing various budget sizes, both designing and project managing, giving me a versatile understanding of the creative project process. From January 2017, I left the UK to pursue my dream of travelling and working in other countries around the world. This included project assisting a Senior Project Engineer in Australia where I developed detailed project administration and organisation skills. Please feel free to get in contact if you would like to know more about my experience or simply connect and have a chat.
  • Bar-me Bites Photoshoot
    Bar-me Bites PhotoshootCreatively produced product imagery and content to use on social media for my small side business, Bar-me Bites. This included sourcing all props and styling each shot - experimenting with composition, scale and textures to create a relationship between the product and it's ingredients.
  • House of Fraser Christmas
    House of Fraser ChristmasJUSTSO were commissioned to envisage the four main window display designs dotted around the store front. The brief was to highlight the key essence of the House of Fraser advertising campaign within the window display design of their flagship store located on Oxford Street.
    AWAY POP UP LAUNCH EVENT 2016JUST SO were commissioned to design and realise the launch event for AWAY, a modern lifestyle brand.
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Projects credited in
  • Working From Home
    Working From HomeWith the help of my amazing team we created this super cool working from home vibe fashion story. Inspired by lockdown we thought about how we had moments of being bored, waiting around for something. All shot using my old 35mm film camera, taking me back to where it all began.
Work history
    Millington Associates logo
    Millington Associates logo
    Creative Project ManagerMillington Associates
    Lower Sydenham, London SE26, UKFull Time
    Worked as a Creative Project Manager in an integrated design and production studio, delivering luxury retail window displays, retail pop ups, in-store displays and roll outs. Confidently managed multiple projects simultaneously; ensuring projects were on-time, on-budget, and on-brief. Clients included Swarovski, Harrods, Burberry, Valmont, Chopard and Diane Von Furstenberg. // Managed all financial aspects of each project, included producing project budgets, monitoring profit margin, and challenging all spends by cross quoting and negotiating costs with external suppliers and our internal production team. // Responsible for briefing the Design and Production Departments on project requirements and client’s expectations; produced detailed project timelines and schedules to ensure all key deadlines were met. // Built and maintained strong working relationships with clients. Provided effective and timely communication on the progress of the project and managed expectations to ensure a high level of client satisfaction. // Confidently led project meetings to identify any risks and creatively resolved any issues that would affect project delivery. This included overseeing technical drawings and visuals, ensuring they are in line with the project brief and within budget. // Coordinated each project with creative intuition and knowledge on materials and aesthetic during the procurement and sampling phases.
    Creative Project Manager and DesignerJust So Ltd
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Worked as a Designer and Project Manager for a Creative Design Agency delivering high-end window display projects, in-store displays, retail roll outs, brand pop-up events and retail interiors. Progressed from Project Coordinator to Project Manager within the first 6 months. Clients included Harrods, David Morris, House of Fraser and Rolls Royce. // Produced conceptual ideas and designs through hand drawn sketching, mood-boards, visuals, 3D design and technical drawing, utilising the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and Google SketchUp. // Managed and delivered regular creative direction to contractors, suppliers, and external production teams. Ensuring projects were continuing to hit the original client brief, focusing on areas of improvement and development in producing high quality finishes. // Developed project timelines and installation schedules, this also included working on-site during installations coordinating suppliers and install teams; ensuring a smooth install and derig. // Management of project budgets and spending, negotiating supplier costs. // Responsible for coordination of window display roll out schemes nationally in the UK and globally.
  • Project Management
  • Production Management
  • Scheduling
  • Technical Drawing
  • Design
  • Budget Management
  • Creative Projects
    First Class Honours in Theatre DesignNottingham Trent University
     - Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Foundation Diploma in Art and DesignBarnet College
     - Barnet, United Kingdom